Commissioning Show - QIPP showcase: LTC management that works

Dr Paul Lovell discusses his long-term conditions programme at the Commissioning Show 2012.

GP practices using virtual wards and clinical ‘dashboards’ have reduced hospital admissions and cut tariff costs, attendees at the Commissioning show  2012 conference have heard.

A team led by Devon GP Dr Paul Lovell, urgent care clinical lead for NHS Devon, created a ‘virtual ward’ to predict which patients may be likely to require hospital admissions and intervene before this happened, cutting hospital tariff costs by more than £800,000.

Watch Jo Matthews, Brighton and Hove CCG's strategic commissioning lead for long-term conditions and end-of-life, discuss how community services involving district nurses, community matrons, care home support, physiotherapy, phlebotomy and pharmacists were reconfigured.

CCG representatives have their questions answered by Dr Lovell and Ms Matthews.

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